Unity Stamps Mounting System

Brought to you by Unity Stamp Company

A revolutionary new mounting system lets you use the same handles for mounted and unmounted stamps.

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  • > Use the same handles for both mounted and unmounted stamps

  • > Combines the convenience of acrylic with the comfort of traditional wood

  • > Works with all unmounted stamps

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Our handles unite acrylic and wood into one simple system.

A number of our stamps are mounted on thin cassettes. These cassettes slide easily into our handles. The sides of our handles are finished with hard white maple and are grooved to assist handling and placement while stamping. Our cassettes are imprinted with a matching image of the rubber stamp. This image is easily viewed through the acrylic handle. Once removed from the handle, the stamp can be displayed much the same as your typical 3/4” mounts.

As you slide the cassette into our handle, it is held in place by a small holding device. This holding device aids in providing a snug fit for the cassette. The angle of the cassette matches the angle of the handle. Both of our handles and cassettes are marked with letters {a}-{b}-{c} or {d}. These letters provide an easy marrying system for the user.

The cassette is inserted with one simple slide motion and removed with the same kind of ease.

Our un-mounted kits include deeply etched red rubber. They are fully cut out and backed with Cling Cushion foam. Simply turn over our handle and adhere the rubber stamp to the acrylic portion. The acrylic portion of our handles can be used with your current collection of clear stamps as well. It is universal and will work with all unmounted stamps.

Product Description

What makes Unity Stamp Company so unique is the way their handles hold both wood mounted and unmounted stamps.

The acrylic handles come in four sizes and have wooden grips that are made to accommodate both unmounted stamps and their cassette-mounted stamps. The handles and cassettes are both marked with letters so you'll always know which block works best for your image. Either stick the unmounted stamps directly to the acrylic block, or slide the wood mounted cassettes into the groove of the handle.

The wood mounted stamps are attached to thin wooden cassettes with the rubber image hot stamped on the back of each cassette along with an a, b, c or d letter. These letters tell you which handle the stamps coordinate with. The little hook on the top of the wood is made for storage, and all stamps in one set are attached to each other with a small ball chain threaded through the hook.

The unmounted stamps are precut and mounted on Cling Cushion foam and come to you packed in an organdy bag.

Unity Stamps are made out of deeply etched rubber, are already cut and ready to create, and are sold in sets of either mounted, unmounted or a mix of both.

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Reviews

  1. Great, versatile product


    By Beate Johns

    I was excited to have the chance to play with Unity's new mounting system. I had seen images of their handles and stamps from CHA and was very curious about them.

    The stamps ink up easily and produce beautifully stamped images. The unmounted stamps come in a beautiful chocolate organdy bag. They are already cut and mounted on cling foam. Just peel off the backing and stick on a handle. For now, I am keeping my unmounted stamps in the organdy bag they came in. Once my collection gets bigger, I will have to look into a different storage idea.

    The thin layer of wood makes the mounted stamps very light weight which is a big plus for stampers that move frequently like me. I took my wooden stamps off the chain and store them in a large Stampin' Up! plastic container.

    The acrylic handles feel and handle great. The wooden cassettes slide into the matching handle easily and stay put. When you use the unmounted stamps the wooden handles on the acrylic make you think you are handling a wood mounted stamp. These Unity handles will definitely stay out on my stamping table. I plan on using them with all my acrylic and rubber unmounted stamps.

    A lot of the images are quite big. They will be perfect for scrapbook pages and work great for cards as well, once you get used to their size. I really like this product. In fact I like them so much that I ordered more as soon as I received my box!

  2. Innovative


    By Dawn McVey

    One thing I love about these stamps is that they come die cut and ready to go! No rubber to trim, no stamps to mount! I most preferred using the foam-backed rubber stamps that cling to the top side of the acrylic blocks. I found that I got the most accurate image placement when using these. When I used the wood-mounted stamps, I found that I had a harder time lining up the images for perfect placement. While the image is stamped on the back of the block, the rubber is centered on the bottom side of the block and the handle sticks out in the line of sight just enough that it was a bit harder to line up.

    The great thing about Unity Stamp Company is that they give you lots of options! They have a wide selection of stamp images to choose from in both the wood-mounted and foam-backed stamps so you can choose whichever type of stamps will work best for you!

  3. Comfortable & Versatile


    By Rose Ann Reynolds

    I love the feel of a good old wood handle in my hand when I stamp. Now that so many of my stamps are unmounted and acrylic, I'm left with using acrylic handles. All of that is changing with the introduction of the handles and stamps from The Unity Stamp Company.

    These new and innovative handles are so easy to use, and as comfortable as traditional wood. I also love that I can use them with their cassette mounts, as well as cling cushion and acrylic stamps..

    The stamps I received are very cute, and right 'up my alley' in style. The images are a bit larger than what I'm used to, so I was inspired to scrap a page. I also made a couple of cards. The cassettes were a breeze to slide into the handle, and the images stamped very nicely. I found that the largest handle at 5½ inches was quite large, and may be a bit difficult for those with small hands to handle. I didn't have a problem personally, because I have large hands.

    After all has been said, I am planning to purchase more of these fun stamps. I love the comfort of the handles, and the ease of using them. I'm not quite sure how I will be storing them, however.

    Pros:
    - Comfortable
    - Ease of use
    - Versatile

    Cons:
    - Largest handle may be difficult for those with small hands to manipulate
    - Storage a question

  4. Practical & Fabulous


    By Amber Hight

    I have two words to describe my feelings for the new Unity Stamp Company products — Practical and Fabulous! If all you buy from Unity is the handles, you’ve made a wise investment (if you use mostly unmounted stamps). I have used my new Unity Stamp Co. handles for virtually all of my unmounted stamping since I received them.

    The one thing I’m not too crazy about is how easily the wood on the handles gets dirty from the scrubber when cleaning your stamps. However, the good far outweighs the bad. They work AMAZINGLY with clear AND rubber unmounted stamps. The best part about it is that it feels nice and sturdy like a wood-mounted stamp. You can also see right through it and know where you’re stamping!

    I’ve heard several women saying they’d love to try unmounted stamps but prefer the feel of a wood block in their hand. The Unity Stamp Co. handles are the best of both worlds. As soon as they’re made available, I will be buying the other two sized handles that I don’t have yet. I truly feel that they’re a much needed addition to my stamping repertoire! The images themselves are also fantastic and I have several on my wish list. All in all, I’m extremely pleased with this new company and can’t wait to give them my business!

  5. Easy & Good Quality


    By Jessica Meyer

    When I opened the box of my new Unity stamps, the first thing I noticed was how good the wood smelled. Next, I noticed how fun they can be stored. I am excited to get more and then I’ll get a cute coat rack to hang them on next to my desk for easy access. I also think it’s awesome that the images are stamped right on the wood, so no stickers will get ruined. The stamps I got (Best Friends) are bigger than I expected. The size will work for cards and scrapbook pages, but especially 12” x 12” pages.

    I tested the stamp cassettes with and without the handle. Both times the images came out the same, very nice and clean. The handle definitely gives more to grip onto, but is not required for the cassettes in my opinion. The handle is required for the unmounted stamps, unless you already have an acrylic block. Overall, I think Unity Stamps have created a system that works great.

  6. Handle with Ease


    By Susan Roberts

    I think I can honestly say that I have never stamped with a higher quality, more deeply etched rubber stamp. The images came off on the paper so crisp and complete. The acrylic blocks with wood handles were fabulous while stamping with the cling cushion stamps. They were so easy to manage and hold. I will have trouble going back to the plain acrylic blocks now. I have been spoiled!

    Scrapbookers take note! Many of the Unity stamps are big . . . really big! They are perfect for scrapbooking. Again this can be a plus but also has its down side when it comes to storing the stamps. The sets do not come in a case but are instead hooked together with a chain and hung for storage. To use a stamp I had to remove it from the chain and place it in the handle. I found it to be a bit cumbersome, especially opening and closing the chain. My old fingers don’t work as well as they used to!

    Overall, however, I must say that the quality of the rubber on these stamps was just so superior that I will definitely use them again and again. And I’m sure that these wonderful acrylic and wood handles will be the ones I always reach for first when stamping with any cling cushion or acrylic stamps.

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Questions and Comments

What do you think? Leave your comments and questions.

I LOVE the new Product Focus!!!! Thank you so much for starting this. I look forward to those yet to come. I thought the product was presented very throughly and the reviews were excellent. Way to go! Keep up the great work!

Becky G   |  Thu May 1, 2008 at 9:44 AM

Lovely, functional….and would make a great gift (to me!).  Excellent appeal.

Lindy   |  Thu May 1, 2008 at 9:45 AM

this is so very cool!!
love this new feature, and this review of Unity!!

AJ   |  Thu May 1, 2008 at 9:48 AM

Would love to see a better picture of the product.  It’s hard to figure out how the pieces go together!

Kathy   |  Thu May 1, 2008 at 10:24 AM

You may also visit my website or blog.  There is a video link there to peek at, and the concept will make sense immediately. smile

Angela Magnuson   |  Thu May 1, 2008 at 3:35 PM

I didn’t understand the whole ‘slide in’ thing until I saw the video. The video answered all of my questions! Thanks. I love this new product feature!! There are products out there that I hear talked about all the time but when I see the price I wonder if it is really worth it. Great job here!

Karen Hanim   |  Thu May 1, 2008 at 6:27 PM

Wow! Beate, Jenn, and Daven, the product review page looks awesome! Thanks for all your hard work {{HUGS}}

Amber   |  Thu May 1, 2008 at 10:16 PM

Great job! I love reading in-depth product reviews! Thanks so much!

Kay Kalthoff   |  Fri May 2, 2008 at 1:49 AM

Thank you so much for this new feature.  This is a great resource for us and the reviewers have done a great job of reviewing the product and writing their critiques!

Jean-Naturecoastcrafter   |  Fri May 2, 2008 at 2:21 AM

I AM PROUD OF YOU!!!KEEP WORKING HARD AND THE REWARDS WILL FOLLOW!!!

RANDY RYAN   |  Fri May 2, 2008 at 6:10 AM

I love the new product focus part of the newsletter.  I can’t wait to see more in the months to come.  Keep up the good work!

Kristy   |  Fri May 2, 2008 at 7:01 AM

I read this info, watched the video and I still don’t get it.  It seems like the whole point is to provide stampers who like the feel of wood blocks with an acrylic block that feels like wood, right? Why have any of the stamps already mounted on wood when you’re going to slide them into an acrylic block that has wood handles? Isn’t that a bit of overkill? Why not just offer all the stamps unmounted? The wood sides of the acrylic blocks are enough to make it feel like wood and you don’t lose one of the prime benefits of unmounted - the ability to see exactly where your image is going. Some of the designs are cool, especially the background stamps, but I’m not going to buy them mounted on wood.

Am I not understanding something? This whole idea just doesn’t seem to make much sense to me.

Debra   |  Fri May 2, 2008 at 8:31 AM

Debra.  Thanks for your questions.  We are looking to accomplish more than just the wood feel on the sides of our acrylic handles. We have provided wood mounts to the stamping industry for some time now.  We ship out hundreds of thousands of 3/4” wood mounts to some of your favorite companies.  Wood mounted stamps are very much alive and well, and preferred by numerous crafters. Our system is meant to bring both the wood mounted lovers and the un-mounted lovers to a united system.  With our system the 3/4” maple block is replaced by a 1/4” wood cassette that once slid into our handle feels & stamps exactly the SAME as a 3/4” mount.  Therefore, if you LOVE wood mounted stamps, but dislike the storage issues that go with SO MANY BIG 3/4” mounts - our handle works WONDERFULLY.  Many still love to disply their wood mounts, therefore there is still that capability with our wood cassettes due to the fact the image is “indexed” on one side of the mount.  We are also saving the Maple Trees of this world.  Going Green!  If we made all of our stamps un-mounted there would be no UNITY…we are looking to accomodate BOTH sides of the rubber stamping industry and we have done so with a simple, fun and flawless system.  I hope this helps you make sense of it more.  I certainly appreciate your insight!

Angela Magnuson   |  Fri May 2, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Whoops!  Not to mention price!  The quality of our stamps are FAB and the price of them mounted on our cassettes is less than 1/2 of that if mounted on 3/4” wood mounts which is a HUGE plus for those lovers of WOOD MOUNTED Stamps!  In some instances you get a full kit for 1/4 of the price.  Take a peek at my website!

Angela Magnuson   |  Fri May 2, 2008 at 10:13 AM

Although I haven’t had the priviledge of trying out the handles ... I can certainly attest to the fact that the images are deeply etched in red rubber ... making an excellent image on the very first stamping.  Very impressive!  The catalog of images is delightful as well.  I believe that Unity Stamps has something to offer to many different styles!

TexasGrammy   |  Fri May 2, 2008 at 9:10 PM

Thanks for this product focus idea, I think it will be great to see the product that’s ‘out there’.

Nancy   |  Sat May 3, 2008 at 6:41 AM

LOVE THE IDEA OF THE HANDLES!  THANKS FOR ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO PLEASE US, ESPECIALLY WITH OLDER HANDS!

Sandy in NH   |  Sun May 4, 2008 at 12:08 AM

Many still love to disply their wood mounts, therefore there is still that capability with our wood cassettes due to the fact the image is “indexed” on one side of the mount.

square peg web   |  Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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What you'll pay

Handles $13.95 - $17.95
Stamp sets $13.95 - $25.95
Background stamps $6.95

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